The pork checkoff is sponsoring the 2008 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, May 7-9 at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, FL.

“The pork checkoff provides this conference for pork producers, including anyone involved in the management, accounting or finances of an operation, as well as consultants and lenders,” states Ron Schoo, chairman of the pork checkoff’s Producer Services Committee and a pork producer from New Ulm, MN. “This checkoff-funded conference offers the most up-to-date financial information that affects the pork industry today.”

The conference will focus on topics such as immigration law, changes in input costs, U.S. agriculture outlooks, global trade and more from several pork industry professionals.

Two concurrent sessions will cover surviving animal welfare, on-the-edge hedge accounting, waste management alternatives, internal controls, risks and rewards to year-end feed buying and revenue deferral, and opportunities in electronic banking.

Registration is $395/person and $435/person after April 25. The first 10 producers who have not attended in the past two years receive a $300 discount on registration courtesy of AgStar Financial Services.

A brochure with a registration form and a detailed list of events is available on a copy of the brochure be mailed to you by calling Sharlotte Peterson of the National Pork Board at (515) 223-2614.